Let’s face it: Taking clothes to the dry cleaner is expensive and inconvenient. I’d wager the majority of us have taken a look at that “dry-clean” label and wondered, ‘what would happen if I were to handwash this blouse instead?” I’m happy to be the bearer of good news: In some cases, you can.
A pristine pearl necklace is a timeless way to add sophistication to any outfit. The only downside: One snap, and you can say goodbye to your accessory. To make your pearl necklaces last, never hang them. “This weakens the silk threads that hold the necklace together,” says Helena Krodel of the Jewelry Information Center, in New York City. Instead, try […]
Over half of women complain about pain in their breasts when exercising (and not just fuller-figured women!), says Fresh Pair bra fit expert Bobbie Smith. Are you one of them?
With colder weather on the forefront, dry skin is almost inevitable—but here’s a trick to at least soften the blow: Go easy on the soap. By all means, suds up where you need it most, but those who suffer from dry or sensitive skin don’t need to use soap all over the body. According to Roger Ceilley, a clinical professor […]
It’s butternut squash season—and for soup and salad lovers, that’s very good news. Peeling and trimming this roly-poly winter squash may seem daunting, but that’s no reason to resort to the precut version (which spoils quickly). Just follow these steps… and use a very sharp knife. STEP 1: Using a chef’s knife or serrated knife, cut ½ inch off each end […]
Shimmer shadow is far less fetching when it collects under your eyes. To get it to stay in place, apply the sparkly stuff only with fingertips, never a brush. While a brush flicks pigment all over the place, the oil from your fingers helps pigments stay on your skin. As for which shimmer to use: For goofproof glam, choose two […]
Laying your head on your pillow each night should be an exercise in comfort and serenity—not a guaranteed way to wake up with a neck cramp. Here’s a quick test to see if it’s time for a new one: Fold your pillow in half, squeezing out the air. If it doesn’t spring back to shape, you’re overdue for a new […]
Garlic–and it’s pungent flavor–is an indispensable ingredient in many dishes, but burning the delicate herb can impart a harsh bitterness to your meal. Here are two ways to ensure you don’t scorch the garlic the next time you cook dinner.
Pretty, feminine, flowery prints are a no-brainer for spring, but they transition just as beautifully into autumn. To keep from looking like you’ve accidentally mixed up your months, try these three simple tips: 1. Florals in a color palette that echos autumn leaves look on-point with the season. Think burgundies, deep oranges, and muted yellows (with some jewel tones thrown […]
I hesitate to admit that there’s rarely any leftover wine in my house but, if you do find yourself with a bit of extra vino, here’s two ways ensure nothing goes to waste.